Breakthrough in China
There was something memorable hiding on SI.com this morning. In the middle of a rehashing of a memorable college football weekend, there is a brief story about the 2008 Summer Olympics. The People’s Republic of China, a communist state who has taken great lengths to stamp out all spirituality among its people, is going to allow a worship center to be built in Beijing inside the Olympic Village. You can read about it here:
Yes, you can say it’s insignificant because Christians, Buddhists, Muslims and faiths of all will be using this facility. Yes, you can say the worship of Jesus Christ might be watered down because it will likely be carefully monitored. But here is the reality: The name of Jesus is going to be heard PUBLICLY in the Olympic Village, not just whispered by a few. God is moving in China and around the world, and the story of Jesus will be known.
About the Author
Jim Johnston has worked in a variety of roles, ranging from marketing to publishing to Internet development. Prior to coming to LifeWay, he worked as a reporter and editor for the Montgomery Advertiser and also as an adult-in-missions editor at the Brotherhood Commission in Memphis. Jim and his wife Tammy have been married for 23 years and have two sons, Spenser, 17, and Ethan, 10.